All Lutume pots are handmade by our family: Van Tam, son Mark, and daughter-in-law Nancy. After careers in dentistry in Viet Nam and the fashion industry in Los Angeles, pottery became Van Tam’s retirement career, a labor of love. Nancy learned from her to make ceramic works of functional beauty, shaped by hand to create forms inspired by the natural world. The two of them have made all of our pots. Mark’s role is administrative work, as he continues learning the art.